Church History For Modern Ministry: Why Our Past Matters For Everything We Do
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About "Church History For Modern Ministry: Why Our Past Matters For Everything We Do"
With all the pressing demands of modern ministry, why make time to learn Church history? Is it relevant to worship and ministry today? Pastor Dayton Hartman argues that Church history is not old news, but a vital component for a healthy ministry.In Church History for Modern Ministry, Hartman explores the importance of Church history and shows how an understanding of our past can help us address our contemporary issues. The faithfulness, discipleship, and perseverance of the early Church can help today's Church stand firm in times of change."Hartman gives us an enjoyable, readable, and trustworthy book in Church History for Modern Ministry that helps us see the theological and ministerial value of studying our history. If you're a pastor, you need to know church history--not just for doctrinal clarity and sermon illustrations, but also for your own spiritual nourishment. I will be pointing pastors and aspiring pastors to this book for years to come."--Tony Merida, founding pastor, Imago Dei Church, Raleigh, NC
Meet the Author
Dayton Hartman holds a PhD in Church and Dogma History from North-West University (Potchefstroom). He serves as Lead Pastor of Redeemer Church in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and as Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies at Judson College.